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KUVAEV Andrey
Sport Football 7-a-side
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age35
Height1.82 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife and daughter Anastasia.
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Nizhniy Novgorod State Technical University: Nizhniy Novgorod, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
"At about age 17, I concentrated on football because I played it badly. Technique was not easy to learn. In basketball I was much more successful. And there [in football] the passion seized me: to learn, overcome and win."
Why this sport?
"I began football by mistake. Once the coach of the basketball team that I played for successfully for several years lined us up and asked: 'Who wants to play football?" I didn't catch and thought that he spoke about basketball, so I stepped forward. And when I came at the appointed time to the indicated place I was very much surprised to see football players there. But it was too late to step back."
Club / Team
Lev Chernoy - Olympia: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Avtandil Baramidze
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Location
Argentina
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading historic and detective literature, watching movies. (cpsmo.ru, 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Avtandil Baramidze. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
Zinedine Zidane. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always fight till the end." (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the national sports title of Honoured Master of Sport.
He was decorated with the Orders For Merit to the Fatherland. (lc-olympia.ru, 21 Aug 2012)
Other sports
Basketball. (bmsi.ru, 01 Mar 2011)
Ambitions
To take part and defeat Ukraine at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (bmsi.ru, 01 Mar 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 Team  
2 2008 Team  
1 2012 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 Team